S. José da Coroa Grande
São José da Coroa Grande is a municipality located in the Brazilian State of Pernambuco. Is located on the southern coast of the State. Bordered by natural pools, the city got its name inspired by the crowns that emerge in the low tides in the shoals between the waterfront and the corals.
In tribute to injuns caetés, native people of the region, the municipality was called Puiraçu, which in tupi language means Coroa Grande. Only in December 31, 1958, with the publication of law 3,340, the city came to be regarded as an autonomous municipality, receiving the name of São José da Coroa Grande.
The main economic activities in São José da Coroa Grande are based in tourism, artisanal fishing and agriculture, especially sugarcane and coconuts.
Gravatá beach - used for underwater fishing. Although still primitive, has vast area of coconut trees, mangrove vegetation and weak waves.
Barra da Cruz beach - as Gravatá beach and Várzea do Una, is suitable for hunting underwater.
Várzea do Una beach - bay with strong waves, large strip of sand. Also is suitable for fishing underwater and is located in the estuary of Una River.
Coroa Grande beach which means great crown, is located in the urban coast of the city. Has weak waves and sand banks up to the natural reefs, about 600 yards from the beach.